Online Resources

Kids

Book Collection: Nonfiction - Elementary Edition

Elementary, K-12, Online Books.  A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.

Explora: Elementary Edition

Designed specifically for elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.

Kids Online Card Catalog

The kids version of Boonslick Regional Library's online card catalog!

Primary Search

Primary Search®, designed specifically for elementary school students contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.  Provided by EBSCO.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

ABC Mouse

Must be used at the library!  ABC Mouse is an award-winning resource that provides curriculum in reading, math, science, social studies, art and music for children ages 2-7. The site contains six levels with more than 450 lessons and 5,000 individual learning activities!

BrainPop

BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes, supplemental information and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.

Fun English Games

Welcome to Fun English Games for Kids! Find a wide range of free teaching resources that are perfect for students learning English, ESL classes and teachers looking for ideas online.  Enjoy interactive games, classroom activities, printable worksheets and much more!

FunBrain

FunBrain is an educational browser game website for children and adults. It was on this site that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published before being turned into a successful book series and movie

Gateway Reader Award Books

Because reading is the gateway to knowledge and lifelong learning, because the teen years are the gateway to adulthood, and because Missouri was the Gateway to the West, the Gateway Readers Award is for authors of books chosen by high school students in Missouri.

Jumpstart

JumpStart is an educational media franchise for children, consisting mostly of educational games, produced by Knowledge Adventure.

Kids Math Games

Enjoy a wide range of free math games, interactive learning activities and fun educational resources that will engage students while they learn mathematics.  Find cool math games, interesting facts, printable worksheets, quizzes, videos and so much more!

Mark Twain Reader Award Books

The purpose of the Mark Twain Award is to provide children of Missouri with a recommended reading list of literature that will enrich their lives.

Starfall's Learn to Read with Phonics

Starfall.com is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics, perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).

Truman Reader Award Books

The Truman Readers Award encourages students in the early teen years to express their unique voice through exploring new literary genres, communicating with their peers about young adult literature, and honoring authors writing for young teens.